• Derailleur Hanger 426

    Posted in on 12th September 2018.

    A derailleur hanger is a small piece of metal that is designed to bend or snap to protect the frame of a bike. Derailleur hangers are also known as mech hangers, rear mech hangers, hanger dropouts, mountain bike hangers, road bike hangers and cast hangers. They are usually attached to the rear frame of a bike, near the derailleur. Carrying a spare cast hanger is always strongly recommended as these can break at any given time, whether you are c...

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  • Determining the best MTB crankset for you

    Posted in on 4th September 2018.

    Mountain bike cranksets, also known as chain sets, comprise of component parts – cranks, bottom brackets and chain rings and are a hugely important part of your bikes drivetrain. Crank sets need to be strong and durable but light. The best mountain bike chain set for you is not only determined by the type of bike you are riding – road, BMX, mountain but also the style of biking you enjoy. Mountain bikers often favour durable and lightweight...

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  • BETD Bike Components – Made in Britain

    Posted in on 29th August 2018.

    At BETD, we manufacture British made bike components. We are one of a very few companies who have the capability to design and manufacture on site in the UK, Stoke-on-Trent. BETD has over 20 years’ experience in this industry, so we are confident you will find the right gear hanger model with the perfect fit for your bike. Not only do we have our extensive range of gear mech hangers, but we also have a range of bearings, fork seals, hubs, cha...

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  • Derailleur Hanger 425

    Posted in on 20th August 2018.

    Derailleur hangers are pieces of metal that are designed and shaped to absorb any strain put onto the frame of the bike to protect it from any damage. It is usually attached to the rear axle of your bike, and can also be addressed as a gear mech hanger or hanger dropout. Mech hangers will either bend or break when put under any strenuous activity, so it is always wise to carry a spare when cycling anywhere! (Unless you like walking 10-20 miles ...

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  • Cycling with the Kids this Summer

    Posted in on 13th August 2018.

    It’s a few weeks into the summer holidays and the kids are getting bored. What’s to do? Well, we’ve listed a few places to go cycling with the kids. Not only will this keep the kids active, but it’ll get you out of the house too! These places are great for long weekends away or even a day out. But in case of any unexpected situations, we recommend that you always carry a spare hanger, because the last thing you want is to be on a cycling ...

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  • Derailleur Hanger 424

    Posted in on 7th August 2018.

    BETD are excited to announce a new release to the hanger family, the derailleur hanger 424. ‘What is a derailleur hanger?’ I hear you ask. It is a small piece of metal that is attached to the rear axle of your bike, it is also known as a rear mech or gear hanger. This hanger is designed to absorb any impact and strain that would be focused on the frame of the bike; it will bend or break off to protect the main body of the frame. BETD’S Hang...

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  • Maintaining your Bike

    Posted in on 31st July 2018.

    Maintaining your bike can require some effort and manpower, but lucky for you it requires no skill. Buy the right equipment and you can maintain your bike yourself. This means saving on money all year round, as well as extending the life of your bike. Cleaning Products Cleaning products are the first essential you will need, this helps your bike ride better as well as last longer. Investing in some good products such as degreasers, water repell...

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  • The Pros and Cons of Electric Bikes

    Posted in on 23rd July 2018.

    Electric bikes have become a huge trend. There are different models, all with different features, some electric bikes have throttles and others are pedal assisted. Electric bikes will give you the push you need, but with most bikes, once you hit 15mph the motor stops and the manpower comes from the cyclist. At BETD, we have closely examined the pros and cons of having an electric bike. Alongside this, we have created a list of bikes that are suit...

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  • Best Bike Racks for Cars

    Posted in on 19th July 2018.

    If you're looking to go away this summer, you are probably looking at different bike racks. It’s not as simple as it seems, whether you’re a new or experienced cyclist. Individuals need to make sure other motorists are able to see the registration of the car. As well as deal with other unexpected potential costs such as lighting and maintenance. On top of this, there are many other factors to consider such as how often will you be travellin...

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  • Commuting to Work

    Posted in on 11th July 2018.

    If you’re one for commuting to work by bike, or are thinking of starting to cycle to work, then this blog post is for you. We will be talking about what cyclists need to ensure a safe journey on the road to work. Clothing to Wear If you are commuting to work in the early hours or late evening, wearing reflective clothing is essential. This is so motorists can identify you in the dark. If you are cycling in daylight, then wearing bright colou...

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